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this? >> guest: the same way that the george h.w. bush administration defeated very similar efforts by what was then the palestine liberation organization in 1989-1990 to enhance the status in the u.n. at that time, secretary of state jim baker said flatly and unequivocally if any u.n. organization enhanced the plo's status from that of observer organization, that he would recommend to the president that the united states cut off all funding, assessed or voluntary to that u.n. agency. you know, that worke worked in e world health organization, it worked in unesco and the general assembly. the issue was dead for 20 years until the obama administration showed weakness on that point last year in unesco. that vote that admitted the palestinian authority as a member state foreshadowed what happened last week. it was entirely avoidable. the loss brought on by the united states weakness. >> eric: a group of bipartisan senators, or saying just that. they are threatening to cut off the palestinian funding. $500 million because of this. from your view, susan rice and the obama administration
to be a two-term george w. bush that took us in a steep recession. >> hey, you are the one with the bush tax cut. >> this can be worked out. everybody knows that. you can raise rates a point or two, that is not going to be end of the world. republicans understand that. let's get through with the fear we have had a couple of weeks of theater and let's get down to serious negotiations. i don't think the republicans want to fight to the death to protect tax breaks for the wealthy. that is not the message they want to send. they tried it during the election and they lost on that. >> eric: if i just interrupt, matt mentioned small businesses. let me read you this tough edtory from investors business daily this past week. they call it return of the tax-and-spend democrats in d.c. of the president's plan it says turn in a massive $1.6 trillion tax increase, most of which will hit small businesses. $600 billion of which the white house hasn't specified but combined it with the no spending cuts at all swept seen the game before. the democrats always pocket the taxes. forget about the spending. martin
on the spike in our national debt over the fast 12 years. january of 2001, president george w. bush taking office. our national debt stood at $5.7 trillion. by the time he left eight years later, january of 2009, the debt was over 10.6 trillion. as of this week, our debt is $16.3 trillion. a must see fox news sunday tomorrow, we'll have exclusive interview with republican speaker of the house, john boehner, as well as interview with treasury secretary tim geithner who is the president's lead negotiator in the fiscal cliff talks. all tomorrow on fox news sunday, check your local listings for the time and channel in your area. >> heather: wicked weather out west pounding parts of northern california for a second day in a row. the rain soaked area bracing for more stormy weather today. new warnings of potential mudslides and flash floods after yesterday's system washed out streets, brought down power lines, knocking out electricity to thousands. dominic is live for us with the latest. dominic? >> hi there. worst yet to come. this third storm coming through overnight tonight. no one really sur
now. save later. >>heather: and now a quick check of the headlines, former president george h.w. bush is still in the hospital with bronchitis. today is the 20th anniversary of the text message. the first message read "merry christmas." the spirit of giving this holiday season, the coast guard ship with 1,300 christmas trees being distributed to families in need in the chicago area. >>gregg: u.n. ambassador susan rice's potential nomination as secretary of state and new questions over her attempts to explain her remarks of the terror attack on the consulate in libya that were flatout wrong. and now, bringing them back, our political insiders. congressman, normally, when a potential nominee or a nominee migrates to capitol hill to meet with the senators they go behind closed doors and make nice and come out and the senators say it is wonderful, i probably could vote for her, i will give her every opportunity. but rice comes out of the meetings and the senators are more opposed than ever before. >> you have to wonder what went on in the meetings. she wants to be the chief diplomat of th
and the george h.w. bush administration then secretary of state james baker said unequivocally, made a public statement that he would recommend to the president na the united states cut off all funding, assessed or voluntary to any u.n. organization that enhanced the status of what was then the palestine liberation organization. and it was a tough threat. and it succeeded. the plo did not get member state status or observer state status in any u.n. organization. and ultimately put part of the baker threat in the law. the obama administration didn't like the threat and didn't like leaning on the united nations and made that clear when the plo, when the palestinian authority sought membership last year, successfully. and clearly the unwillingness of the obama administration to take a tough line has led to this outcome. >> jamie: i won't express an opinion, but it does sound like you described it to be somewhat of a dangerous and precarious situation, not making matters better and moving closer together. but secretary clinton went on, saying that israel and the israelis should be generous with t
george h.w. bush remains in stable condition at a houston hospital following complications from bronchitis. spokesman said the president's cough was lingering, but he is expected to be discharged soon. >>> limited internet service resumes in the syrian capitol following a two-day nationwideb. this as activists say syrian troops continue their bombardment of the capitol's eastern suburb, a focus of intense government offensive. >> rick: it's been a month since hurricane sandy slammed into the new york city area. now one group is trying to help some of the storm's youngest victims by providing them with a much needed escape. anna kooiman is live on staten island with the latest. >> hello to everybody. camp tlc, or together living with a challenge, is trying to let kids just be kids, even though their lives have been turned-up side down. they've just wrapped up their third week. they do it every saturday. today was carnival day. they're actually calling this special camp, camp sandy. a bus driver picked up about 30 kids and many of their parents from a shelter and brought them to t
driving. aides to former president george h.w. bush expect him to be released in the coming days. bush 41 is in stable condition at a hospital in houston where he is being treated for a cough related to bronchitis. those are the top stories right now. back to you. >> shannon: peter, thank you. >>> u.n. ambassador susan rice is on the short list to replace secretary of state hillary clinton. but it would be controversial choice for obama, one that key republicans say they plan to block. here for a former balanced debate. editor of chief of the washington free deacon. gentlemen, welcome. >> great to be with you. >> shannon: does president obama really want susan rice under oath in front of a group of some, some will be hostile senators who have questions about benghazi? >> i think if he chooses to go that direction, it's -- he has that right. now look, susan rice went through the talks last week. some went well, some didn't go that well. but i think that overall, if it's the president's -- it is his option to do it. i think right now, you know, it looks like he probably will. but i don't th
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